Foster + Partners wins competition to design Ourense AVE Station
Foster + Partners, in a joint venture with engineers, G.O.C. and Cabanelas Castelo Architects, has won an international competition to design a high-speed rail station in the city of Ourense in Galicia, north western Spain.
The design combines transport infrastructure with a park, which will create a public space and open up pedestrian links between the districts on each side of the tracks.
The high-speed AVE train station is located over the existing track level and integrates a bus station and parking area below.
Above ground, the station has glazed facades that allow views through to the mountains.
Nigel Dancey, senior partner at Foster + Partners, said: “We are delighted to have been selected for our integrated design, which brings together high-speed rail and bus stations with a major new public space for the city. We look forward to working with ADIF and the City of Ourense as the project develops.”